Main Reading Room

Day Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 10 am to 8 pm
Friday to Saturday* 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday* 1.30 pm to 5 pm
Public holidays Closed

* No collection deliveries on weekends

Special Collections and Petherick Reading Room

Day Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 10 am to 8 pm
Friday to Saturday* 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday and public holidays Closed

* No collection deliveries on Saturday

Asian Collections Reading Room

Day Opening hours
Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Weekends and public holidays Closed

Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery

Day Opening hours
Daily 10 am to 5 pm
Good Friday Closed
Christmas Day Closed

Bookshop

Day Opening hours
Daily 10 am to 5 pm
Good Friday Closed
Christmas Day Closed

Cafés

bookplate

Day Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 5 pm
Friday and Saturday 7.30 am to 4 pm
Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

paperplate

Day Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3 pm
Weekends and Public holidays Closed

Public holidays

The Library is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Opening hours for all other public holidays are outlined below:

Location Opening hours
Reading Rooms Closed
Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery 10 am to 5 pm
Bookshop 10 am to 5 pm
bookplate café 10 am to 3 pm
paperplate café Closed

Public holidays 2015

  • Queen’s Birthday – Monday 8 June
  • Family & Community Day – Monday 28 September
  • Labour Day – Monday 5 October